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Majestic family mountain retreat surrounded by Aspen trees in Colorado

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Jigsaw Ranch was designed as a family mountain retreat by Charles Cunniffe Architects, showcasing an eclectic architectural style, nestled on the hillside of Aspen Mountain, in Colorado. The residence is situated amongst 90 acres of Aspen trees, lush greenery, soothing waterfalls and mesmerizing views towards Castle Creek. Over 15 years went into the design of this magnificent home, a collaborative effort between the architects and the homeowners. The home is owned by a Father and Son, whose vision was to have a dream retreat for their family in Aspen. The inspiration for this project was the idea of an eclectic perched village. The architects were involved in both the architectural and interior design of the project. This resulted in a seamless consistency throughout the residence.

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This sprawling retreat is comprised of 21,000 square feet of living space. Boasting five bedroom suites and ten bathrooms (six full baths and four half baths), the interiors showcase the absolute finest in contemporary mountain architecture. Meticulous attention to detail can be witnessed at every turn, with unique and sought after materials. The result is a ranch home that captures the natural beauty and essence of Castle Creek Valley.

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Additional luxury features of this exquisite family mountain retreat includes: a sophisticated wet bar and wine room, home theater, office, exercise room and numerous other features. There are a total of four homes on this property. This includes a separate and private one bedroom, one bath gatehouse. A lower estate consisting of 5,700 square feet is located on Castle Creek, accessed by a walking bridge. This unique home was completely renovated in the late 1990’s, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Nearby, there is a 1,200 square foot Guest House, which includes two bedrooms plus a loft and two bathrooms. Additionally, there is a rustic and charming log cabin on the property. This one bedroom, one bathroom home is located on its own private driveway.

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What We Love: A family mountain retreat featuring soaring aspen trees, beautifully landscaped grounds, peaceful pond with a soothing waterfall creates this unique and private creekfront estate. Although massive in scale, this home is utterly gorgeous, from is peaceful setting to its striking architectural details. In the wintertime, the snowy landscape is magical, a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year!

Readers, what do you think, do you find this compound to be way to big or would you settle in nicely here?

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Interesting Fact: The Jigsaw Ranch, comprised of two separate parcels in the Castle Creek Valley, sold for $41 million back in 2013. It was one of the most expensive real estate deals in Pitkin County’s history. “It was split into two parcels, the main residence, a stunning mountain contemporary 44 acre view estate, sold for $27,000,000. The creekfront residence on 23 acres sold for $14,000,000. This estate had not changed hands in 37 years.” —As reported from Luxury Real Estate.

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